About EastWing Lifestyle

The name EastWing has been an integral part of my life for the past 25 years and now in 2016, it has evolved to become EastWing Lifestyle – Life with a Difference.

In the early 1990’s, my husband and I completed an extension to our home. It was self-contained, comfortable accommodation to the east side of our home so that we could welcome family and friends to holiday and stay with us. We were living in Yeppoon, a coastal town on the east coast of Queensland. In fun, we referred to the extension as the east wing and soon the name was permanently associated with this new part of our home.

On my 40th birthday, my sister Mary and her family presented me with an original hand-carved timber plaque with the words East Wing. I was delighted and surprised by such a beautiful gift as I appreciated the thought involved in the purchase of this unique gift and soon the plaque was proudly hanging in our home.

Over the years, the plaque has travelled with us to many homes and locations, each with its own story which I will write. It has been packed in storage boxes, transported to various locations across the country, unpacked and hung in new homes, packed again, transported again and unpacked again. When we lived in our caravan, though we were not able to hang the plaque, our annexe was affectionately known as the East Wing.

East Wing has always meant something special to me; it is a part of who I am, a person who likes to welcome family and friends to our home and provide hospitality for them. Now I have created by blog and named it EastWing Lifestyle – Life with a Difference because my life has been different and I want to share my stories with you all. The word Lifestyle was added after we moved to Thailand earlier this year and completely changed our way of life from working 40 hours each week to one where I am able to spend every day doing what I love – spending time with my husband, living in and learning about another culture and writing my stories. I have so many stories to write and share and have only just begun so watch this space and become part of my EastWing journey.